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2014-02-12 12:51:21 PM  
Just remember that when you see me in clown makeup peering at your from the sewer grate, or whispering things to myself while tucked neatly in your attic crawlspace, that it's just viral marketing for this new movie. Marketing. Go back to sleep.
 
2014-02-12 01:05:40 PM  
I wonder if they will even bother to try and touch the scene in the sewer when they were kids and made their pact to come back.
 
2014-02-12 01:27:37 PM  

NuttierThanEver: I wonder if they will even bother to try and touch the scene in the sewer when they were kids and made their pact to come back.


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-12 01:52:17 PM  
Needs a touch of Curry...
 
2014-02-12 01:55:14 PM  
I may be the only person who thinks the original is awful. Cheesy (not in a good way) cheap looking and poorly acted crap.
 
2014-02-12 01:56:39 PM  

gopher321: Needs a touch of Curry...


Curry makes the sewers interesting.
 
2014-02-12 02:03:55 PM  

someonelse: I may be the only person who thinks the original is awful. Cheesy (not in a good way) cheap looking and poorly acted crap.


You are not.
 
2014-02-12 02:06:17 PM  
bad book, bad movie, bad idea
 
2014-02-12 02:12:35 PM  

FarkingReading: someonelse: I may be the only person who thinks the original is awful. Cheesy (not in a good way) cheap looking and poorly acted crap.

You are not.


Tim Curry was the only thing saving it from being a complete afterthought. His Pennywise was great.
 
2014-02-12 02:14:21 PM  

someonelse: I may be the only person who thinks the original is awful. Cheesy (not in a good way) cheap looking and poorly acted crap.


If you were an adolescent in the early 90s, then it has that nostalgic quality to it.  It's obviously a cheesy film (though I see it as cheesy in a good way) but there are some good scares in it as well.  The Chinese Restaurant scene and the black and white picturebook scene scared the hell out of me when I was 12.
 
2014-02-12 02:15:26 PM  
Seems no one at the studio ever noted this cover still has a vhs tape behind him
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2014-02-12 02:16:58 PM  

davynelson: bad book, bad movie, bad idea


i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-12 02:20:32 PM  

someonelse: I may be the only person who thinks the original is awful. Cheesy (not in a good way) cheap looking and poorly acted crap.


I like to cite the "It" miniseries as an example of the impact a poor director have on a project.

Albeit not great actors, Harry Anderson and John Ritter have never appeared worse in anything else I've seen them in.
 
2014-02-12 02:30:47 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: FarkingReading: someonelse: I may be the only person who thinks the original is awful. Cheesy (not in a good way) cheap looking and poorly acted crap.

You are not.

Tim Curry was the only thing saving it from being a complete afterthought. His Pennywise was great.


I came for this and agree here.  I saw it in the 2 parts: Curry in the first part made me want to watch the second part.  IN the 2nd part, after putzing around for almost 2 hours...I think they went into a cave and beat up a big plastic...something.  I had checked out so I forget.  Might have been Ray Brower
 
2014-02-12 02:46:21 PM  
They're all floaters down there.  You know, like turds.
 
2014-02-12 03:21:05 PM  
I think Tim Curry was fantastic as Pennywise.  He pretty obviously made the movie.  That said, an iconic performance doesn't mean that another person could not turn out a fantastic performance.

I could see Doug Jones in the role, easy (he already has experience being a creepy clown). I am, frankly, curious to see who they cast.  Given the original was TV budget material, imagine what it could be with the money, actors, and less censorship afforded a theatrical release.  Could be good.  You never know.
 
2014-02-12 03:38:43 PM  
Perhaps with a bigger budget and an international director, they'll be able to do the 12-year-old gang rape scene justice.
 
2014-02-12 03:40:49 PM  

JerkStore: Perhaps with a bigger budget and an international director, they'll be able to do the 12-year-old gang rape scene justice.


I think you remember that moment differently than it happened in the book.  There a reason for that?
 
2014-02-12 03:47:08 PM  
Will they get rid of the dumb BEM that ruined the end of the original TV movie?
 
2014-02-12 04:09:04 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-02-12 04:09:28 PM  

JerkStore: Perhaps with a bigger budget and an international director, they'll be able to do the 12-year-old gang rape scene justice.


Roman Polanski's triumphant return!
 
2014-02-12 04:16:12 PM  
Damn kids and their remakes.  Get off my lawn...

media.aintitcool.com
 
2014-02-12 04:59:11 PM  
The first half of the miniseries, with the kids' stories, holds up pretty well. The parts with the adults not so much. The ending, especially, wasn't so good.
 
2014-02-12 05:03:17 PM  
I wonder if they can just recast the kids from the original TV show as the adults in this one.
 
2014-02-12 06:28:28 PM  

soporific: The ending, especially, wasn't so good.


So it was faithful to the book?
 
2014-02-12 08:19:20 PM  

JerkStore: Perhaps with a bigger budget and an international director, they'll be able to do the 12-year-old gang rape scene justice.


Thanks for your input, Roman.
 
2014-02-12 08:25:35 PM  
"the long-awaited remake of Stephen King's classic It"

Long awaited by who, assholes in Hollywood that will ruin anything if they think they can make a buck?
 
2014-02-12 10:33:00 PM  
It won't work. Consider this: a page of script is roughly equivalent to a minute of screen time. That is a page of script including scene descriptions, camera moves, etc.... A good novel is 300-400 pages, and a good movie length is 2 hours or so. When you throw out stuff that either isn't needed in the movie, or can't be used, you end up with about half of the book left. IT is still too long to make anything less than a 4 hour movie.

Of course, they could always do that 'make 2 movies' shiat like they're talking about, but that's already getting old... I'm sick of that shiat, and it's only been going on for a few years. The Hobbit might have been fine as 2 movies, but as beautiful as the movies are, it's hard to watch them, knowing that they're stretching a 300 page book into 6-9 hours of film, without the feeling that you're getting farked over by greedy shiat - heels...

Of course, I'll still watch IT.
 
2014-02-12 11:11:01 PM  
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2014-02-13 02:26:55 AM  

Mikey1969: It won't work. Consider this: a page of script is roughly equivalent to a minute of screen time. That is a page of script including scene descriptions, camera moves, etc.... A good novel is 300-400 pages, and a good movie length is 2 hours or so. When you throw out stuff that either isn't needed in the movie, or can't be used, you end up with about half of the book left. IT is still too long to make anything less than a 4 hour movie.


That's probably why they're making it as 2 movies, according to TFA.

Plus, the director that's attached is the director of True Detective, who, especially after the stash house raid scene last Sunday, has been really impressive.
 
2014-02-13 03:08:56 AM  

stoli n coke: Mikey1969: It won't work. Consider this: a page of script is roughly equivalent to a minute of screen time. That is a page of script including scene descriptions, camera moves, etc.... A good novel is 300-400 pages, and a good movie length is 2 hours or so. When you throw out stuff that either isn't needed in the movie, or can't be used, you end up with about half of the book left. IT is still too long to make anything less than a 4 hour movie.

That's probably why they're making it as 2 movies, according to TFA.

Plus, the director that's attached is the director of True Detective, who, especially after the stash house raid scene last Sunday, has been really impressive.


Actually, the DP is in charge of that stuff. The director will sign off on it, and maybe add input, but that's what the Director of Photography is there for.

And the article said 'maybe' on the two movies thing, I'm still not sure I like that anyway, they tend to get carried away, with that, it seems.
 
2014-02-13 03:59:07 AM  

Mikey1969: stoli n coke: Mikey1969: It won't work. Consider this: a page of script is roughly equivalent to a minute of screen time. That is a page of script including scene descriptions, camera moves, etc.... A good novel is 300-400 pages, and a good movie length is 2 hours or so. When you throw out stuff that either isn't needed in the movie, or can't be used, you end up with about half of the book left. IT is still too long to make anything less than a 4 hour movie.

That's probably why they're making it as 2 movies, according to TFA.

Plus, the director that's attached is the director of True Detective, who, especially after the stash house raid scene last Sunday, has been really impressive.

Actually, the DP is in charge of that stuff. The director will sign off on it, and maybe add input, but that's what the Director of Photography is there for.

And the article said 'maybe' on the two movies thing, I'm still not sure I like that anyway, they tend to get carried away, with that, it seems.



From what I read on that episode, the director decided to do the shot, secured shooting in a housing project, and spent two weeks mapping the shot, which was only rehearsed for one day, and had just seven takes to shoot. He also had to hide ADs all over the place to cue actors the exact moment they needed to run into frame, cue the gang members to attack McConaghey, call for squibs to go off and rocks to be thrown through windows, and cue stunt drivers and a helicopter pilot to go by at the precisely right moment.  It was practically choreographing a riot.

That's why that shot is getting so much acclaim, because of the perfect storm of activity that went off completely seemless.

DP doesn't decide where the actors will be moving. His job is to be in the right place at the right time. Although, to his credit, the DP did come up with the idea of running upto a crane to lift the camera over the fence.

Both of them will probably win Emmys because of that one scene alone.
 
2014-02-13 04:30:05 AM  

stoli n coke: Mikey1969: stoli n coke: Mikey1969: It won't work. Consider this: a page of script is roughly equivalent to a minute of screen time. That is a page of script including scene descriptions, camera moves, etc.... A good novel is 300-400 pages, and a good movie length is 2 hours or so. When you throw out stuff that either isn't needed in the movie, or can't be used, you end up with about half of the book left. IT is still too long to make anything less than a 4 hour movie.

That's probably why they're making it as 2 movies, according to TFA.

Plus, the director that's attached is the director of True Detective, who, especially after the stash house raid scene last Sunday, has been really impressive.

Actually, the DP is in charge of that stuff. The director will sign off on it, and maybe add input, but that's what the Director of Photography is there for.

And the article said 'maybe' on the two movies thing, I'm still not sure I like that anyway, they tend to get carried away, with that, it seems.


From what I read on that episode, the director decided to do the shot, secured shooting in a housing project, and spent two weeks mapping the shot, which was only rehearsed for one day, and had just seven takes to shoot. He also had to hide ADs all over the place to cue actors the exact moment they needed to run into frame, cue the gang members to attack McConaghey, call for squibs to go off and rocks to be thrown through windows, and cue stunt drivers and a helicopter pilot to go by at the precisely right moment.  It was practically choreographing a riot.

That's why that shot is getting so much acclaim, because of the perfect storm of activity that went off completely seemless.

DP doesn't decide where the actors will be moving. His job is to be in the right place at the right time. Although, to his credit, the DP did come up with the idea of running upto a crane to lift the camera over the fence.

Both of them will probably win Emmys because of that one scene alone.


That's not usually how it happens. The director may come up with a vision of what he wants, but the DP, the special effects coordinator, they do their stuff. It really is a team effort, but everyone always throws all of the praise on the director. There is a DP for a reason, and it's to take the director's "OK, what I want us THIS, THIS and THIS. ' and make it work. He didn't personally set up the squibs and lighting either. He's the man with the vision, but there are extremely talented people who make it reality, and they often get overlooked, especially when the director gets all of the credit.

We're behind on TD, only one episode in, but I'm really looking forward to this episode...
 
2014-02-13 05:14:57 AM  
http://www.fark.com/comments/8139936/89250316#c89250316" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.fark.com/comments/8139936/89250316#c8 9250316">Mikey1969: 
That's not usually how it happens. The director may come up with a vision of what he wants, but the DP, the special effects coordinator, they do their stuff. It really is a team effort, but everyone always throws all of the praise on the director. There is a DP for a reason, and it's to take the director's "OK, what I want us THIS, THIS and THIS. ' and make it work. He didn't personally set up the squibs and lighting either. He's the man with the vision, but there are extremely talented people who make it reality, and they often get overlooked, especially when the director gets all of the credit.

No argument that it was a team effort, but when you see it, you can tell that scene was directed to the hilt. In many ways, it was on par with the Goodfellas shot.

According to interviews, the showrunner gave Cary Fukunaga only a handful of showy opportunities on this series, and this was his big one for the show's run, so he spent a great deal of time in the planning and execution. The showrunner also got a replica house for the camera crew to practice their movements without the cast for a week or so.

I guess the big benefit was that Fukunaga was the DP on his own previous movies, and it wasn't his first tracking shot.
 
2014-02-13 07:59:41 AM  

Saiga410: I wonder if they can just recast the kids from the original TV show as the adults in this one.


Seth Green as grown up Tozier maybe. Not so sure about the rest...

/Beep Beep!
 
2014-02-13 09:45:55 AM  

stoli n coke: http://www.fark.com/comments/8139936/89250316#c89250316" data-cke-saved-href="http://www.fark.com/comments/8139936/89250316#c8 9250316">Mikey1969: 
That's not usually how it happens. The director may come up with a vision of what he wants, but the DP, the special effects coordinator, they do their stuff. It really is a team effort, but everyone always throws all of the praise on the director. There is a DP for a reason, and it's to take the director's "OK, what I want us THIS, THIS and THIS. ' and make it work. He didn't personally set up the squibs and lighting either. He's the man with the vision, but there are extremely talented people who make it reality, and they often get overlooked, especially when the director gets all of the credit.

No argument that it was a team effort, but when you see it, you can tell that scene was directed to the hilt. In many ways, it was on par with the Goodfellas shot.

According to interviews, the showrunner gave Cary Fukunaga only a handful of showy opportunities on this series, and this was his big one for the show's run, so he spent a great deal of time in the planning and execution. The showrunner also got a replica house for the camera crew to practice their movements without the cast for a week or so.

I guess the big benefit was that Fukunaga was the DP on his own previous movies, and it wasn't his first tracking shot.


This is definitely going to be fun to watch now... Everyone has me all ramped up for this scene, but I don't want to watch it early and ruin the show itself... :-)
 
2014-02-13 03:43:34 PM  
Does anybody nowadays know how to use farkin' quotation marks?

"It" remake imminent.
 
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